With so many cool bands out there to check out I offer you some minor guidance by introducing you to BUS. Anders Ekdahl ©2018
What pressure is there in releasing a follow up album? Do you feel that there is a sort of pressure to succeed where the last one left off?
-Greetings, when you do what you love there is no pressure, this is how we feel when we’ are making music. The procedure to compose a new album is interesting and delightful in order to present something new and fresh for yourself and the fans as well, so we don’t feel pressure to succeed something .
When you release a record of any sort what kind of expectations do you have on it? Do you set up goals for it?
-We feel free to share our music to the people, however every time we release a record, we hope to get feedback . Our expectations is to make fans all over the world .
When you release an album and you go out and play live and people know your songs, how weird is that? That people know what you have written on your own?
-It’s really weird, sometimes i could say that we feel awkward when it’s happening but it’s really awesome to hear people singing along .
Do you feel that you have to follow in the footsteps of the last album for a new when it comes to lyrics and art work for everything so that those that bought the previous record will recognise your sound?
-Every album has its own personality, musically , lyrically and last but not least the artwork which i think is the “face” of the album and making a different sense from the previous one, so i don’t think it’s necessary to follow the same formula over and over.
Do you feel like you are a part of a greater community because you play in a band?
-No we don’t feel like this. We are just fans of Rock N’ Roll!
How hard/easy is it to come up with new songs that still are you but doesn’t sound like anything you’ve already written?
-To be honest it’s really hard to make fresh music, the “secret” is to give yourself time and let yourself experience and live new things, listen to new stuff as a result to feed your personal music material with new ideas .
What influences/inspires you today? Where do you draw inspiration from? Is it important to have some sort of message?
-From life and music itself .
We hear about what state the record industry is in. Then we hear that cd sales are increasing. As a band that releases records do you notice the state the industry is in?
-The vinyl industry is upper now . Think that music fans are searching for vinyls even though not everyone has a turntable, thats crazy. Vinyl is the real thing, also it’s bigger from the other products and the size matters, ha ha ha!
What is your opinion on digital verses physical?
-Both is good, digital sometimes is free, physical products needs to be paid but with the digital product people can reach our music way easier than the physical way and that’s really helpful for a new band .
What lies in the future?
-We’re scheduling the first European Tour for the “Never Decide” album and keep going. Thanks for having us, BUS IT UP!